Bike season in Telluride region ends with Fall Tilt in Mountain Village, 9/24-25

Bike season in Telluride region ends with Fall Tilt in Mountain Village, 9/24-25

[click “Play” to hear Tony Forrest’s conversation with Susan]

Fall Tilt Poster 8 As aspen trees blanket Telluride’s mountains in gold, the big question is who wins the gold (a cash purse) at the second annual Fall Tilt in the Mountain Village.

Fall Tilt marks the last Yee! Haw! of the summer season for gonzo bikers eager to test their skills on a blistering downhill course. The event takes places Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25  in the Mountain Village Bike Park, four adjacent downhill trails that are to be used simultaneously for the race from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Terrain varies from rocky and technical riding on the World Cup course to flowing and slower riding on the “recovery” trail. (The rider gets to name his or her poison.) To keep the course safe for riders and spectators alike, the race course is taped and marked, closed to the general public and patrolled.Tech support tents and support staff will be available near the vicinity of the finish line; riders are responsible for their own repair and equipment replacement.

“We expect to see some of the region’s best and toughest riders participate in Fall Tilt, and showcase their endurance and strength,” said Mountain Village Community Relations Manager Nichole Zangara. “After talking to riders who participated in the Mountain States Cup Series event, Full Tilt, the San Juan backdrop is pretty unbeatable. I can’t think of a better way to end one’s bike season than riding killer terrain while soaking in some of the most jaw-dropping scenery imaginable. We are expecting a solid turnout for this event, and some of the fastest speeds ever.”

The schedule for Fall Tilt is as follows:

Thursday, September 23
    •    6 p.m. – Online Registration Closes

Friday, September 24
    •    12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – On-Site Registration, Packet Pick-Up, Mandatory Practice
    •    8 p.m. – Mandatory Fall Tilt Riders Meeting

Saturday, September 25
    •    6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. – Packet Pick-up, NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION RACE DAY
    •    7:45 a.m. – Fall Tilt Race Briefing
    •    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – Fall Tilt in Telluride 12-Hour Endurance Downhill Mountain Bike Race at the Mountain Village Bike Park
    •    8:30 p.m. – Awards Ceremony and Raffle
    •    10 p.m. – Fall Tilt After-Party

To learn more about course options and how the race works, click the “play” button and listen to Mountain Village Parks & Rec Director Tony Forrest’s interview.

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